Are you ready for something new, different, and super easy to make? This Mexican Cheese Soup recipe is ALL the things! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or to take to a work potluck or party, this homemade chicken cheese tortilla soup has got that cheesy flavor that makes everyone want seconds!

This soup is so hearty and filling that it truly is a meal in itself! But if you are planning a party and need to add an entree, round out the Mexican theme with Crockpot Chicken Fajitas or Beef Enchiladas.

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Mexican Cheese Soup


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What’s In Mexican Cheese Soup?

The foundation for this creamy chicken and cheese soup is America’s irrepressibly favorite cheese Velveeta. Smooth, easily melted and tastes like everyone’s childhood, Velveeta is the key to this fun and filling recipe! For a more savory soup, make this recipe with broth instead of water, which really binds all the flavors together!

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Let’s Make It!

  1. Brown the meat and drain it. Add meat to a stockpot.
  2. Cut the Velveeta cheese into little cubes and stir into meat. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir thoroughly.
  3. Cook on low another 10 minutes or so until it is fully heated through. Feel free to add the cooked meat and the rest of the ingredients to a slow cooker or crock pot and heat for up to 2 hours on high.

What To Serve It With

Mexican Cheese Soup is a perfect south-of-the-border contribution to a Tex-Mex potluck or banquet! Here is my list of favorite add-ons and mix-ins so you can offer a variety of things your guests will love!

  • Sliced olives
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Diced green chiles
  • Diced onions
  • Cooked potatoes (cut into cubes)
  • Cubed avocado
  • Diced zucchini
  • Crushed or strips of tortilla chips

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How To Store Leftover Cheese Soup

Like all soups, make sure your soup is fully chilled before covering it in an airtight container.

  • To refrigerate – it should last, covered, at least one week in your refrigerator.
  • To freeze – ladle the chilled soup into zippered bags or freezer safe containers. Write the date on each and freeze up to 3 months.
  • To thaw – simply remove from the freezer and either allow to thaw in the fridge overnight or in the microwave.
  • To reheat – reheat by returning it to a pot on the stove over low heat, and freshen up the flavor with salt and pepper or a dash of red pepper flakes and you are good to go!

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Mexican Cheese Soup

Mexican Cheese Soup is perfect for a quick weeknight meal, a potluck or party. This homemade soup has that cheesy flavor that makes everyone want seconds!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • 1 lb Velveeta
  • 1 lb ground chicken sausage or hamburger would be great too!
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can Rotel undrained
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups beef broth


  • Brown meat, drain and put into a pot.
  • Cut Velveeta into cubes and put into the pot.
  • Dump rest of ingredients into the pot and stir.
  • Cook on low for 10 minutes until heated through.


Can also be made in the slow cooker. Set on low for 2-3 hours until heated through. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 3274mg | Potassium: 1841mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2276IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 749mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Soup
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    Made today I added 2 cans whole green
    chilies cleaned and chopped,3 cups chicken broth and Mexican Velveeta.
    It is a great soup family loves it.
    Will definitely be a favorite
    Thanks for a great soup!!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this several times. It’s always good and it’s so easy. It does make several servings for us. It has become a staple easy meal for us. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    I had been looking for a “rainy day” type of quick meal with the ingredients I had on hand. It looks delicious and I can’t wait to make it for tonight. Thanks

  4. 5 stars
    Very easy to make and very good. I used ground beef and low sodium taco seasoning, no salt canned corn, spicy hot Rotel diced tomatoes  low sodium beef stock and Velveeta. The Velveeta had plenty of salt for the whole recipe.

    1. You could use whatever cheddar cheese is best for your stomach Hm. I would shred it before adding it into the soup so that it melts nicely.

  5. I made it and switched around a few of the recipes! Oh it is soooo good! I am eating it with chips! 🙂

  6. i made this and it was delicious my fiance loved it! next time i make it im going to use less juice from the canned goods and use it on tortilla shells!